New Orleans Point Guard gets first start of the season…
As we tweeted at 3:20 this afternoon, we urged those in fantasy leagues to grab PG/SG Greivis Vasquez of the New Orleans Hornets off of waivers. Marco Bellinelli and DaJuan Summers have been struggling and so coach Monty Williams Jr. has been giving Vasquez some extra minutes in the last four games. However on Wednesday, Vasquez played for 28 minutes and scored a career high 20 points and 12 assists. He also added 6 rebounds, 3 threes, and a steal.
Over the past four games he has averaged 12.3 points, 7 assists and 2.7 boards. Tonight, as expected, coach started the 28th all around pick of the Memphis Grizzlies in the 2010 draft and he has continued to impress with his hot shooting and all around great play. He finished the game vs the Spurs with 16 points and 5 assists. He also added 3 rebounds and 2 steals. He played just under 34 minutes, more than any other Hornet and took more shots (14) than any of his teammates. He’s focused, quick, “agile & mobile” (as Walt Clyde Frazier would like to say). He’s 14 for 24 in his last two games; shooting at a 58% clip, scoring 36 points with 17 assists.
So there is no doubt, at least for the moment, that the starting point guard position for the Hornets is Vasquez’ to lose. Coach Williams has shown a lot of confidence in the 2nd year guard out of Maryland and we believe he should be picked up in all leagues and formats- as soon as possible! He is currently owned in just 9% of Yahoo! leagues.